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Toyota Avalon, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#712 of 965 Re: Recalls! [lewgeor]
Mar 10, 2010 (5:47 am)
I got three recalls last week for my 2008 Avalon Ltd. One was for the accelerator (had it done), two was for the oil line (had it done), and 3 was for the floor mat/accelerator (have not had that done).
If you read the floor mat recall it indicates that under the right conditions all they do is inspect your mat and if it's a Toyota mat and properly installed they only have to up grade the computer so the car slows down if you touch the brake and accelerator at the same time at high speed.
#713 of 965 Re: Recalls! [tfelton]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:23 am)
WE ARE UP TO FOUR NOW!
(1) The all weather floor mats will be replaced if they are the "old style".
(2) The gas pedal will be shortened and they dig out part of the carpet to prevent a mat from holding the throttle depressed. I've seen this. It looks like a rat chewed on your pedal and carpet.
(3) A new fitting (bushing) will be added to the linkage to prevent sticking pedal.
(4) A new rubber coupling will be added to the vvvti oil line. I will insist on the line that is used in the Lexus engine. It is ALL metal.
#714 of 965 Re: Recalls! [stoneybroke]
Mar 10, 2010 (10:10 am)
What is the "old style" mat? I bought my rubber Avalon mats in '08.
#715 of 965 Re: Recalls! [tfelton]
Mar 10, 2010 (6:07 pm)
Your guess is as good as mine! I purchased a new 08 Touring and the all-weather mats last Summer. The car is with me, in Texas. The mats are in my garage in Pennsylvania.
#716 of 965 5,000 mile trip with issues!
Mar 30, 2010 (10:54 am)
Where to start.
On cruise control 3 different times, it sped up all by itself.
The brake pedal had to be pumped on 5-7 occasions (when first applied it went to the floor)
The car would excel all by itself. Not a hugh amount, but it made me pay attention each time.
It did act like it had water or something in the gas a few times (bucking and surging).
I couldn't get the radio to get any classical music stations south of New York? (Just kidding - it's true but I'm not blaming the car:)
The trip was from Maine to Florida, with a dozen or so stops in between (Scranton, PA, Savanna, GA, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Tampa, FL to name a few stops.)
The good news is, none of these things caused me to have an accident. It made me drive a bit more careful thou.
MPG seemed pretty much like it has been 28 - 30 MPG highway. It might have been better with summer tires, but those aren't that good, so I keep me snow tires on. Not to mention with the crazy weather we have been haing, I was concerned I might run into a snow storm on the trip.
#717 of 965 5000 mile trip (ncee)
Mar 31, 2010 (5:05 am)
Do you have the laser cruise control on your car? I was somewhat surprized after getting my Limited and used the cruise control the first time. I didn;t realize it went into laser control initially and when the road ahead was clear, it sped up automatically. Kind of scary at first but used to it now and enjoy it on long trips.Perhaps you got some bad gas causing the bucking, etc.
#718 of 965 Re: 5000 mile trip (ncee) [doug3030]
Mar 31, 2010 (5:20 am)
Great thought, but no, I don't have laser controlled cruise. As for the bad gas, I'm hoping that's all it is, but the fact that it happen so many different times throughout out the trip, I'm thinking it's not.
I'm wondering more about the fuel filter. I have an appointment the 7th, and hopefully they can find something. I'm not holding out to much for it (those sometimes yes, sometimes no problems are so damn hard to fix).
#719 of 965 Re: 5000 mile trip (ncee) [doug3030]
Mar 31, 2010 (3:48 pm)
I identified this condition in an earlier post. When I took the car in for servicing this problem the service guy said use it in the standard mode.
#720 of 965 Re: 5000 mile trip (ncee) [floridasteve]
Apr 01, 2010 (2:59 am)
I'm not sure I understand the response. Could you please post your earlier response or clear this one up for me.
#721 of 965 Re: headlight bulbs [mlingga]
Apr 20, 2010 (1:37 pm)
i purchased my 2008 Toyota Av in February 2008. My left headlight went out in June 2009. A computer box and bulb was replaced under warranty. April 15th 2010 my right headlight has gone out and dealership states that since my car has 44k miles that it is no longer in warranty. Keep in mind that my 3 years has not expired but the miles exceeded 36k. It does not seem right to me that i will have to pay $800 + dollars to have this fixed and if I do when will this happen again! I am very dissatisfied with my selection of cars. Thought that Toyota was the best money could buy.